Alice writes in her blogpost "Pearls Before Breakfast":
This is brilliant. Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten convinced violinist Joshua Bell to play his $3.5 million Stradivarius for quarters in the Washington, DC subway during rush hour back in January. How'd it turn out? Read for yourself (video is included). Enjoy!
I did enjoy. It was a very interesting and well-written article. I don't think I'll be able to look at street musicians in quite the same way again.